8/28 Recap: Salazar Strong, Offense Not as Tribe falls to Texas

Player of the Game It is no secret that the Indians’ starting rotation has struggled in August, and Danny Salazar had been one of the main reasons for the Tribe’s pitching problems. However, Salazar was excellent Thursday, giving up two runs in 5.1 innings of work while striking out ten Texas hitters. While Salazar’s outing could have been longer, his ten strikeouts and some...
Via Burning River Baseball
28 minutes ago

Francona using DH starts to keep Napoli fresh

Manager Terry Francona praised Mike Napoli, not only for his play on the field, but his leadership behind the scenes. The manager said the first baseman has helped keep the team pulling in one direction and has led by example through his daily preparation. Francona has been repaying Napoli of late by carefully managing his playing time.
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Indians’ prospect Bobby Bradley wins Carolina League MVP

On Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians’ Advanced Single-A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, cleaned up the end-0f-season awards for the Carolina League. Headlining the award winners for the Hillcats was first baseman Bobby Bradley, who won the MVP, and the team’s manager Mark Budzinski, who took home Manager of the Year honors. Entering the season, Bradley […] The post...
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6 hours ago

Potential 40 Man Roster Cuts Before Rosters Expand

As the calendar flips from August to September, something incredible happens in the world of Major League Baseball: the active roster for each team expands from 25 to 40. For some teams who may not be in playoff contention, the extra roster space allows an opportunity for prospects to get a low-pressure cup of coffee in the MLB. For teams that are in the playoff hunt, it provides...
Via Burning River Baseball
7 hours ago

There’s Always Next Year: 2016 DSL Season in Review

This season went about as bad as possible for the Dominican Summer League Indians as they finished the season in last place in the DSL North with a 24-44 record and many players with the highest expectations turned in some incredibly disappointing seasons. The planet ultimately decided that their season should end as each of their final four games were cancelled thanks to tropical...
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9 hours ago

Indians and Salazar Could Use a Return to Normalcy For Struggling All Star

During the first half of this season, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar performed at an elite, All-Star level. It earned him a selection by manager Ned Yost to the Midsummer Classic. He did not pitch due to resting a sore elbow, but did take his rightful place in San Diego along side his fellow American League stars. Since the All-Star break, however, Salazar has looked...

Cleveland Indians News and Notes: Starting pitching has been terrible in August

Also, the Tigers did not like Mike Everitt's strike zone. Yesterday's Game: Rangers 7, Indians 0 Carlos Carrasco tripped up in first inning | Everything hurts and nothing is fun in 7-0 shellacking - Let's Go Tribe Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians slammed early in 7-0 loss to Texas Rangers | Sometimes mediocre is treated as a bad word. After this week's...
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Gimenez steps up in relief to save bullpen

At first glance, it may have seemed unnecessary when catcher Chris Gimenez took the mound for the Indians on Saturday night. The way manager Terry Francona saw it, though, Gimenez's eighth-inning appearance eliminated a tough postgame conversation with another player.
16 hours ago

Carrasco unable to clean up messy first

A mess of things created a dicey first-inning situation for Carlos Carrasco. There were a couple of hits, an error and a mental mistake behind him. He also balked at an unfortunate time. It was an opportunity for Carrasco, one of baseball's best arms, to pull off an escape act.
16 hours ago

Tribe Shut Out Again in Texas; Rangers 7, Indians 0

A mammoth first inning slammed the Texas Rangers past the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, 7-0. Cleveland’s confusing and frustrating road trip continued with their fifth game with one run scored or less in their last six contests. The Indians (73-55) were shut out for the second time in three days and have showed little fire at the plate over the last week with the exception...

Kluber extends win streak to 6, Indians top Rangers 12-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. The Indians (73-54) snapped a three-game losing streak, which had tied a season high, and pulled within a game of the Rangers...
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Cleveland Indians: Catching Up with 2016's Top Draft Picks

Jun 18, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; UC Santa Barbara Gauchos pitcher Shane Bieber (19) throws out Oklahoma State Cowboys infielder Corey Hassel (28) on a bunt in the first inning in the 2016 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports As the season winds down for the Cleveland Indians’ minor league teams...
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2 days ago

Indians minor league recap: Columbus and Akron winning streaks are snapped

Anthony Santander and Andrew Calica continue to crush the ball with huge games The Columbus Clippers and Akron RubberDucks had been two of the hottest teams in the minor leagues, winning 19 games consecutively combined, but that all came to a screeching halt yesterday due to some poor pitching performances. But there was still plenty to get excited about, as several other top Indians...
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Cleveland Indians: Important four-game series ahead

Starting Thursday night, the A.L. West leading Texas Rangers (74-53) will host the A.L. Central leading Cleveland Indians (72-53), which will begin a four-game set between the two teams. Both teams come into this series going 5-5 in their last 10 games, so both are looking to get back to their winnings ways. This series is an important one for the Indians, as the team recently lost...
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Jose Ramirez Has Been Michael Brantley

It was fair to wonder about the potential of the Indians’ offense when Peter Gammons went on live television during the Winter Meetings and reported that Michael Brantley would be out until August after learning his shoulder injury was worse than originally expected. It might’ve been fair to wonder about it before then; this was a unit that was below average by wRC+ in 2015,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A's 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night. Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A's to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jump up and get down! It's the Cleveland Indians third quarter review

Another chunk of the 162-game marathon is in the rearview mirror. Before we leave it entirely behind us, let's take a moment to discuss the 3rd quarter. The Cleveland Indians are three-quarters of the way through the 2016 baseball season. With only 40 games left to play, the Tribe sit at 71-51 with a seven-game lead in the American League central. It feels like yesterday that I bought...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Naquin hits walkoff inside-the-park home run (Video)

The Indians opened their weekend series with the Blue Jays with a dramatic win on Friday. Cleveland entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 2-1, but that deficit didn’t last long. Carlos Santana flied out to the catcher to begin the inning. Then, Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run to tie the ball game. Next up was Tyler Naquin who won the game with another home run, only...
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The Indians bring you the donut double cheeseburger (and don’t forget the tater tots)

The Cleveland Indians are serving a chesseburger for tonight’s game that combines dinner and dessert all in one. Now, whether that’s a good thing is up to you to decide. But here you go: So you want a taste of Canada, eh? Come to the Terrace Club & see what this Donut Bacon Cheeseburger is all aboot! — Indians Great Eats (@FeedYourTribe) August...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

1st-place Cleveland Indians add minority ownership partner

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan has brought on a minority partner. After a yearlong search to find an investor to alleviate some of the financial burden, Dolan, whose family bought the club from Richard Jacobs in 2000, has partnered with John Sherman, a business entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri. It's not immediately known how much Sherman paid for his share or his ownership...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

These are not the same old Cleveland Indians

It wasn’t so long ago that the Cleveland Indians had quickly run the gamut of preseason breakthrough candidate to underwhelming disappointment, of sorts. Sure, they had managed to walk away with a winning record for the 2015 campaign, but it was a far cry from what was anticipated for the club on the heels of such a promising end to 2014. Corey Kluber had become the most unlikely...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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